The lifestyle of Jackson can be described best in one word- active. This community and its citizens seem to always be on the go. It is a natural fit for the outdoor oriented. Additionally, it is a vibrant, art-conscience, intellectual town.
There are numerous reasons why people are attracted to Jackson Hole. It could be argued that the number one reason is the stunning physical beauty and the presence of two National Parks, followed closely by its free-ranging wildlife population. These two things distinguish Jackson Hole from essentially every other place in America.
Jackson Hole is a premier destination and renowned for its countless recreational opportunities. Whether you choose to ski the 4,139 vertical feet of terrain at JHMR, cross-country ski, snowshoe or snowmobile the winter activities abound. The National Elk Refuge provides sleigh rides to visitors allowing them to get a close up view of these majestic animals that flock to the refuge by the thousands to winter.
Jackson is also a great place to hike, bike, and climb. The proximity of the parks and the newly constructed bike paths allow for easy access to the mountains and lakes. There is world-class fishing, big game hunting, white water and scenic rafting as well as 5 championship golf courses. This valley offers something for everyone.
If outdoor recreation is not for you, this community offers myriad arts and entertainment options from over 30 art galleries to enjoy to the gorgeous collection of art at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. The Center for the Arts is a great venue for plays, dances, musical performances, movies and special events. The Grand Teton Music Festival attracts musicians from all over the country to spend their summer playing at the gorgeous Walk Festival Hall to the delight of Jackson’s citizens. Shopping and dining are not to be missed.
Over 97% of the valley is protected from further development. Teton County is home to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, National Forest, Wilderness areas and the National Elk Refuge all of which are protected lands. That leaves on 2.7% of Teton County developable making home ownership coveted and desirable.